The brass band “Danijela” was formed on February 2003.
At the time this musical troupe was formed, members of this brass orchestra were between 6 to 10 years old, the youngest was Bojan Veselinović (6), who weighted only 12 kilos at the beginning of his drumming career, which was only 2 kilos more than the weight of the drum that he was playing. In 2003 Danijela was given a trumpet by a famous musician Boban Marković, in Guca,who told her: “You are a little trumpet princess”.
Orchestra “Danijela” is also the first official orchestra in this region leading by a lady, and that makes it very special. The repertoire in addition to new and old Serbian traditional music, their processing, as well as modern and foreign songs, emphasizes the music from the Balkans (Balkan music), as well as Roma music.
Since their early formation,this orchestra has been attending and performing on various gatherings and competitions in many different places across the whole Serbia:
-Guca Trumpet Festival(from 2003-2017),
-They represented Serbia on the “Joy of Europe” festival(2006),
– Lobesz Festival in Poland( 2008),
– Spain(Madrid and Barcelona(2010),
– Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland ( 2014),
– Festval “FETE des COULEURS” in Aigle,Switzderland (2014),
– Monthey,Montreux ( 2014.),
– Concert in Geneva and Nion, (2015),
– Corfu, within the School of Serbian history (2015)
– Mixer Festival in Belgrade (2016),
– Marble Festival and Sounds in Arandjelovac (2016),
– Arlemm Festival in Arilje (2016),
– Danube Fun Fest in D. Milanovac (2016),
– Festival Balkanica in Sofia, Bulgaria (2017),
– World music festival in G.Milanovac (2017)
– Panonica Folk Festival, Poland ( 2018)
– KlezMore Festival, Slovakia(2018)
Each of their lively performances is always spectacularly greeted by the crowd.
This band has been performing throughout Serbia and abroad on numerous festivals,brass competitions,ceremonial openings,charity events and many other manifestations.
About Daniela and her orchestra were filmed:
-In 2004 a documentary was made by the RTS(National Serbian Television) production,named “Devojčica sa trubom”(“The Girl With A Trumpet”).
-In 2007 there was a short film under the name of “Škola nas je održala”(The School Held Us Together) produced by RTS which later got an award named “Paunovo srebrno pero”(“The Peacock’s Silver Feather”).
-In 2008 another documentary was made, named “Danijela”, also produced by the RTS.
-In 2016 documentary film” Breathing ” was made by VICE, in the series”Young Heroes “.
-In 2016 documentary film “ Princess of Guca” by RT ( Russia today)
The kids that founded this brass band at the very young age quickly turned from just an attraction to the mature professionals.Here are some of the most significant prizes and awards they have won:
In 2003-in Guca Trumpet Festival trubu Bobana Markovića(The Boban Marković Trumpet);
In 2004- in Guca, bubanj Sveta Pasuljkovića,(The Sveta Paskaljevic Drum);
In 2005- nagrada “Najbolji trubač(The Best Trumpeter Award) in the pre competition for the Dragacevo brass convocation in Guca;
2005 – the title of the “Best Youth Brass Orchestra” in Guca;
2006- the second “ The Best Trumpeter Award”;
2006 –a special award “ The White Trumpet” in Prijepolje;
2007-2008.-the third and fourth “ The Best Trumpeter Award” in Guca;
2008- 3rd place on the National orchestra and big band competition in Poland;
2010-“The Best Drummer Award” in Kolovrat;
2013 – 3rd best brass orchestra in Kolovrat;
2014 – The best trumpeter voted by the jury,journalists and crowd on Zlatibor;
2014 – 3rd best Brass orchestra in Kolovrat.
2015- The best Bass player on Zlatibot Trumpet Festival
2016.-The best Bass player on Zlatibot Trumpet Festival